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The Bohemian's Best of the North Bay 2007

Food & Drink: Readers' Choice


Best Bakery
Marin
Bovine Bakery
P.O. Box 1225, Point Reyes Station 415.663.9420
Napa
First Place Tie
Alexis Baking Company & Cafe
1517 Third St., Napa 707.258.1916
Bouchon Bakery
6528 Washington St., Yountville 707.944.2253
Sonoma
Village Bakery
7225 Healdsburg Ave., Sebastopol 707.829.8101. 1445 Town & Country Drive, Santa Rosa 707.527.7654.
Honorable Mention Tie
Michelle Marie's Patisserie
2404 Magowan Drive, Santa Rosa 707.575.1214
Wild Flour Bread Bakery
140 Bohemian Hwy., Freestone 707.874.2918

Best Barbecue
Marin
United Markets
515 Third St., San Rafael 415.454.8912
Napa
Buster's BBQ
1207 Foothill Blvd., Calistoga 707.942.5605
Sonoma
Porter Street Barbeque
500 East Cotati Ave., Cotati 707.795.9652
Honorable Mention
Lombardi's BBQ
3413 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma 707.773.1271

Best Bagel
Marin
Marin Bagel Co.
1560 Fourth St., San Rafael 415.457.8127
Napa
Golden Bagel
3240 Jefferson St., Napa 707.258.1413
Sonoma
Grateful Bagel
300 S. Main St., Sebastopol 707.829.5220. 1015 Fourth St., Santa Rosa 707.527.7530.
Honorable Mention
Sonoma Valley Bagel
2194 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa 707.579.5484

Best Burger
Marin
The Station House Cafe
11180 Route 1, Point Reyes Station 415.663.1515
Napa
No Bad Days Cafe
976 Pearl St., Napa 707.258.9666
Sonoma
Mike's at the Crossroads
7665 Old Redwood Hwy., Cotati 707.665.9999
Honorable Mention
Sequoia Burger
1382 Gravenstein Hwy. S., Sebastopol 707.829.7545

Best Breakfast
Marin
Marvin's Restaurant
1112 Grant Ave., Novato 415.892.4482
Napa
Gilwoods Cafe
320 Town Center, Napa 707.963.1788
Sonoma
Hank's Creekside Restaurant
2800 Fourth St., Santa Rosa 707.575.8839
Honorable Mention
Howard's Station Cafe
3611 Bohemian Hwy., Occidental 707.874.2838

Best Brew Pub
Marin
First Place Tie
Marin Brewing Co.
1809 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur 415.461.4677
Rafter's
812 Fourth St., San Rafael 415.453.4200
Napa
Downtown Joe's
902 Main St., Napa 707.258.2337
Sonoma
Russian River Brewing Co.
725 Fourth St., Santa Rosa 707.545.2337
Honorable Mention Tie
Bear Republic Brewing Co.
345 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg 707.431.7258
Third Street Aleworks
610 Third St., Santa Rosa 707.523.3060

Best Brunch
Marin
Crepevine
908 Fourth St., San Rafael 415.257.8822
Napa
Gordon's Cafe
6770 Washington St., Yountville 707.944.8246
Sonoma
Willow Wood Market Cafe
9020 Graton Road, Graton 707.823.0233
Honorable Mention
Flamingo Resort Hotel
2777 Fourth St., Santa Rosa 707.545.8530

Best Caterer
Marin
Indian Peach
80 Fourth St., Point Reyes Station 415.663.8478
Napa
Piper Johnson
2450 Foothills Blvd., Ste. G, Calistoga 707.942.5432
Sonoma
First Place Tie
A La Heart Catering
600 Wilson St., Santa Rosa 707.527.7555
Preferred Sonoma Caterers
23 Kentucky St., Petaluma 707.769.7208
Honorable Mention
Park Avenue Catering
591 Mercantile Drive, Cotati 707.793.9645

Best Chef
Marin
David Cook, Station House Cafe
11180 Hwy. 1, Point Reyes Station 415.663.1515
Napa
Ken Frank, La Toque
1140 Rutherford Road, Rutherford 707.963.9770
Sonoma
Guy Ferri, Tex Wasabi's & Johnny Garlic's
Johnny Garlic's, 8988 Brooks Road S., Windsor 707.836.8300. Johnny Garlic's, 1460 Farmers Lane, Santa Rosa 707.571.1800. Tex Wasabi's, 515 Fourth St., Santa Rosa 707.544.8399
Honorable Mention
Duskie Estes, Zazu
3535 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa 707.523.4814

Best Cafe /Coffeehouse
Marin
Aroma Cafe
1122 Fourth St., San Rafael 415.459.4340
Napa
Napa Valley Roasting Co.
948 Main St., Napa 707.224.2233
Sonoma
Flying Goat Coffee
10 Fourth St., Santa Rosa 707.575.1202. 324 Center St., Healdsburg 707.433.3599. 419 Center St., Healdsburg 707.433.8003.
Honorable Mention A'Roma Roasters
95 Fifth St., Santa Rosa 707.576.7765

Best Cocktails
Marin
19 Broadway Nite Club
19 Broadway Blvd., Fairfax 415.459.1091
Napa
Cuvée
1650 Soscol Ave., Napa 707.224.2330
Sonoma
First Place Tie
Bar Code
404-D Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa 707.528.9478
Underwood Bar & Bistro
9113 Graton Road, Graton 707.823.7023
Honorable Mention
Upper Fourth
96 Old Court House Square, Santa Rosa 707.573.0522

Best Bartender
Marin
Kate Peterlien, The Old Western Saloon
11201 Hwy. 1, Point Reyes Station 415.663.1661
Sonoma
First Place Tie
Vanessa Silvers, Quincy's Pub & Cafe
6590 Commerce Blvd., Rohnert Park 707.585.1079
Ryan Lindecker, Bear Republic Brewing Co.
345 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg 707.433.2337
Honorable Mention
Frank Dice, Underwood Bar & Bistro
9113 Graton Road, Graton 707.823.7023

Best Deli
Marin
First Place Tie
Comforts Restaurant & Deli
335 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo 415.454.9840
Perry's Deli
12301 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax 415.663.1957
Napa
Genova Deli
1550 Trancas St., Napa 707.253.8686
Sonoma
Traverso's
106 B. St., Santa Rosa 707.542.2530
Honorable Mention
Perry's Deli
1220 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa 707.528.2704

Best Diner
Marin
Bubba's Diner
566 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo 415.454.9840
Napa
Cafe Sarafornia
1413 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga 707.942.0555
Sonoma
D's Diner
7260 Healdsburg Ave., Sebastopol 707.829.8080
Honorable Mention
Adel's Restaurant
456 College Ave., Santa Rosa 707.578.1003

Best Juice Bar
Marin
Good Earth Natural & Organic Foods 1966 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax 415.454.0123
Napa
First Squeeze Cafe & Juice Bar
1125 First St., Napa 707.224.6762
Sonoma
Juice Shack
2154 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa 707.522.6269. 1810 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa 707.528.6131. 901 Village Court, Santa Rosa 707.522.6822. 1708 East Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park 707.664.1787
Honorable Mention
Fruit in Motion
3 Fourth St., Petaluma 707.776.4559

Best Ice Cream
Marin
Fairfax Scoop
63 Broadway Blvd., Fairfax 415.453.3130
Napa
Anette's Chocolate Factory
1321 First St., Napa 707.252.4228
Sonoma
Screamin' Mimi's
6902 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol 707.823.5902
Honorable Mention
Yogurt Farms
1224 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa 707.576.0737

Best Local Food Producer
Marin
Fresh Run Farm
P.O. Box 237, Bolinas 415.868.2313
Napa
Forni Brown Gardens
900 Foothill Blvd., Calistoga 707.942.6123
Sonoma
Laguna Farm
1764 Cooper Road, Sebastopol 707.823.0823
Honorable Mention
Andy's Produce
1691 N. Gravenstein Hwy., Sebastopol 707.823.8661

Best Organic Farm
Marin
Fresh Run Farm
P.O. Box 237, Bolinas 415.868.2313
Napa
Forni Brown Gardens
900 Foothill Blvd., Calistoga 707.942.6123
Sonoma
Laguna Farms
1764 Cooper Road, Sebastopol 707.823.0823
Honorable Mention
Green String Farms
3571 Old Adobe Road, Petaluma 707.249.0144

Best Spot to Dine Alone
Marin
The Station House Cafe
11180 Route 1, Point Reyes Station 415.663.1515
Napa
Bistro Jeanty
6510 Washington St., Yountville 707.944.0103
Sonoma
Willow Wood Market Cafe
9020 Graton Road, Graton 707.823.0233
Honorable Mention
Flavor
96 Old Court House Square, Santa Rosa 707.573.9600

Best Inexpensive Dinner
Marin
Taco Jane's
21 Tamalpais Ave., San Anselmo 415.454.6562
Napa
Silverado Brewing Co.
320 St. Helena Hwy., St. Helena 707.967.9876
Sonoma
Bangkok Boulevard
6358 Commerce Blvd., Rohnert Park 707.584.5091
Honorable Mention
Papa's & Pollo Southwest Mesquite Grill
915 Gravenstein Hwy. S., Sebastopol 707.829.9037

Best Decadent Restaurant
Marin
Lark Creek Inn
234 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur 415.924.7766
Napa
La Toque
1140 Rutherford Road, Rutherford 707.963.9770
Sonoma
John Ash & Co. at the Vintner's Inn
4330 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa 707.527.7687
Honorable Mention
Cyrus
29 North St., Healdsburg 707.433.3311

Best Outdoor Dining
Marin
Sol Food
901 Lincoln Ave., San Rafael 415.451.5765
Napa
Pacific Blues Cafe
6525 Washington St., Yountville 707.944.4455
Sonoma
Dempsey's
50 E. Washington St., Petaluma 707.765.9694
Honorable Mention Tie
John Ash & Co. at the Vintner's Inn
4330 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa 707.527.7687
Latitude
5000 Roberts Lake Road, Rohnert Park 707.588.1800

Best Dining After 10pm
Marin
First Place Tie
Marin Brewing Co.
1809 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur 415.461.4677
Sabor of Spain
1303 Fourth St., San Rafael 415.457.4088
Napa
Caffe Cicero
1245 First St., Napa 707.257.1802
Sonoma
Underwood Bar & Bistro
9113 Graton Road, Graton 707.823.7023
Honorable Mention
Russian River Brewing Co.
725 Fourth St., Santa Rosa 707.545.2337

Best Restaurant
Marin
The Buckeye Roadhouse
15 Shoreline Hwy., Mill Valley 415.331.2600
Napa
Bouchon Restaurant
6534 Washington St., Yountville 707.944.8037
Sonoma
Cafe Zazzle
121 Kentucky St., Petaluma 707.762.1700
Honorable Mention
Underwood Bar & Bistro
9113 Graton Road, Graton 707.823.7023

Best Waitperson
Marin
Jessica Walker, Fork
198 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo 415.453.9898
Sonoma
Cassidy Emge, Cafe Zazzle
121 Kentucky St., Petaluma 707.762.1700
Honorable Mention
Elizabeth Cahill, John Ash & Co. at the Vintner's Inn
4350 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa 707.575.7687

Best Chinese
Marin
First Place Tie
Jennie Low's Chinese Cuisine
38 Miller Avenue, Mill Creek Plaza, Mill Valley 415.388.8868. Vintage Oaks Mall, Novato 415.892.8838.
Ping's Mandarin Restaurant
817 Francisco Blvd. W., San Rafael 415.492.1638
Napa
Soo Yuan
1354 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga 707.942.9404
Sonoma
Gary Chu's Gourmet Chinese Cuisine
611 Fifth St., Santa Rosa 707.526.5840
Honorable Mention
Kirin Restaurant
2700 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa 707.525.1957

Best Japanese / Sushi
Marin
Tenkyu Japanese Restaurant
1317 Fourth St., San Rafael 415.460.0207
Napa
Sushi Mambo
1202 First St., Napa 707.257.6604
Sonoma
Sushi Tozai
7531 Healdsburg Ave., Sebastopol 707.824.9886
Honorable Mention Tie
Osake Japanese Restaurant
2446 Patio Court, Santa Rosa 707.542.8282
Sushi Hana
6930 Burnett St., Sebastopol 707.823.3778

Best French
Marin
Left Bank
507 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur 415.927.3331
Napa
Bistro Jeanty
6510 Washington St., Yountville 707.944.0103
Sonoma
La Gare
208 Wilson St., Santa Rosa 707.528.4355
Honorable Mention
French Garden
8050 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol 707.824.2030

Best Indian
Marin
Indian Palace Restaurant
707 Redwood Hwy., Mill Valley 415.388.3350
Sonoma
Sizzling Tandor
409 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa 707.579.5999
Honorable Mention
Pamposh Fine Indian Cuisine
52 Mission Cir., Santa Rosa 707.538.3367

Best Mediterranean
Marin
Insalata's
120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo 415.457.7700
Napa
Small World Restaurant
928 Coombs St., Napa 707.224.7743
Sonoma
East West Cafe
557 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa 707.546.6142
Honorable Mention
Anatolia
527 Fourth St., Santa Rosa 707.527.7799

Best Mexican
Marin
Taqueria San Jose
615 Fourth St., San Rafael 415.455.0999. 3433 E. 14th St., Oakland 510.533.5748.
Napa
Taqueria Rosita
1214 Main St., Napa 707.253.9208
Sonoma
Martha's Old Mexico
305 N. Main St., Sebastopol 707.823.4458
Honorable Mention
Taqueria Mi Pueblo
800 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma 707.762.8192

Best Thai
Marin
Bay Thai Cuisine
809 Fourth St., San Rafael 415.458.8845
Napa
Thai House
39 Lincoln Ave., Napa 707.226.7749
Sonoma
Thai Pot
6931 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol 707.829.8889
Honorable Mention
Jhanthong Banbua
2400 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa 707.528.8048

Best Italian
Marin
Benissimo Ristorante Pizzeria
18 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera 415.927.2316
Napa
Bistro Don Giovanni
4410 Howard Lane, Napa 707.224.3300
Sonoma
Ca' Bianca Ristorante
835 Second St., Santa Rosa 707.542.5800
Honorable Mention
Union Hotel Pizza & Pasta
3703 Main St., Occidental 707.874.3444

Best Pizza
Marin
Amici San Rafael
1242 Fourth St., San Rafael
Napa
Tra Vigne Pizzeria
1016 Main St., St Helena 707.963.4444
Sonoma
Mombo's Pizza
1886 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa 707.528.3278. 560 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Sebastopol 707.823.7492.
Honorable Mention
Mary's Pizza Shack
535 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa 707.538.1888. 3084 Marlow Road, Santa Rosa 707.573.1100. 790 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Sebastopol 707.829.5800. 101 Golf Course Drive, Rohnert Park 707.585.3500.

Best Seafood
Marin
First Place Tie
Seafood Peddler
100 Yacht Club Drive, San Rafael 415.460.6669
Yankee Pier
286 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur 415.924.7676
Napa
Celadon
500 Main St., Napa 707.254.9690
Sonoma
Willi's Seafood & Raw Bar
403 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg 707.433.9191
Honorable Mention
Lucas Wharf
595 Hwy. 1, Bodega Bay 707.875.3522

Best Vegetarian
Sonoma
East West Cafe
128 N. Main St., Sebastopol 707.829.2822
Honorable Mention
Slice of Life
6970 McKinley St., Sebastopol 707.829.6627

Best Cabernet
Marin
Point Reyes Vineyards
12700 Hwy. 1, Point Reyes 415.663.1011
Napa
Whitehall Lane Winery
1563 St. Helena Hwy., St. Helena 707.963.9454
Sonoma
Silver Oak Cellars
24625 Chianti Road, Geyserville 707.924.7021
Honorable Mention
Ferrari-Carano
8761 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg 707.433.6700

Best Chardonnay
Marin
Stubbs Vineyard
10000 Marshall-Petaluma Road, Petaluma 707.486.3152
Napa
Cakebread Cellars
8300 St. Helena Hwy., Rutherford 707.967.4012
Sonoma
La Crema Winery
3690 Laughlin Road, Windsor 707.571.1504
Honorable Mention
Ferrari-Carano
8761 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg 707.433.6700

Best Pinot Noir
Marin
Point Reyes Vineyards
12700 Hwy. 1, Point Reyes Station 415.663.1011
Napa
Clos Pegase
1600 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga 707.737.1400
Sonoma
La Crema Winery
3690 Laughlin Road, Windsor 707.571.1504
Honorable Mention Tie
Iron Horse Vineyards
9786 Ross Station Road, Sebastopol 707.887.1507
J Vineyards & Winery
11447 Old Redwood Hwy., Healdsburg 707.431.3646

Best Sauvignon Blanc
Marin
Point Reyes Vineyards
12700 Hwy. 1, Point Reyes Station 415.663.1011
Napa
Clos Pegase
1060 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga 707.942.4981
Sonoma
First Place Tie
Ferrari-Carano
8761 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg 707.433.6700
Geyser Peak Winery
22281 Chianti Road, Geyserville 707.857.9463
Honorable Mention
Kenwood Vineyards
9592 Sonoma Hwy., Kenwood 707.833.5891

Best Syrah
Napa
August Briggs Winery
333 Silverado Trail, Calistoga 707.942.4912
Sonoma
Cline Cellars
24737 Arnold Drive, Sonoma 707.935.4310
Honorable Mention
Ferrari-Carano
8761 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg 707.433.6700

Best Zinfandel
Marin
Starry Night Winery
55 Frosty Lane, Novato 415.884.9866
Napa
ZD Winery
8383 Silverado Trail, Napa 800.487.7757
Sonoma
Cline Cellars
24737 Arnold Drive, Sonoma 707.935.4310
Honorable Mention
Seghesio Vineyards & Winery
14730 Grove St., Healdsburg 707.433.7764

Best Wine List
Marin
Riccardo's Ristorante & Pizzeria
411 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo 415.457.0616
Napa
Market--An American Restaurant
1347 Main St., St. Helena 707.963.3799
Sonoma
John Ash & Co. at the Vintner's Inn
4330 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa 707.575.7687
Honorable Mention
Willi's Wine Bar
4404 Old Redwood Hwy., Santa Rosa 707.526.3096

Best New Restaurant
Marin
Sabor of Spain
1303 Fourth St., San Rafael 415.457.4088
Napa
Ad Hoc
6476 Washington St., Yountville 707.944.2487
Sonoma
Bistro V
2295 Gravenstein Hwy. S., Sebastopol 707.823.1262
Honorable Mention Tie
Flavor
96 Old Court House Square, Santa Rosa 707.573.9600
Risibisi
154 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma 707.766.7600

Best Winetasting Room
Marin
Sabor of Spain
1303 Fourth St., San Rafael 415.457.4088
Napa
Wineries of Napa Valley
1285 Napa Town Ctr., Napa 707.253.9450
Sonoma
The Wine Room
9575 Sonoma Hwy., Kenwood 707.833.6131
Honorable Mention
J Vineyards & Winery
11447 Old Redwood Hwy., Healdsburg 707.431.3646

Best Sparkling Wine
Marin
Point Reyes Vineyards
12700 Hwy. 1, Point Reyes 415.663.1011
Napa
Mumm Napa Valley
8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford 707.967.7700
Sonoma
First Place Tie
J Vineyards & Winery
11447 Old Redwood Hwy., Healdsburg 707.431.3646
Korbel Champagne Cellars
13250 River Road, Guerneville 707.824.7000
Honorable Mention
Ironhorse Vineyard
9786 Ross Station Road, Sebastopol 707.887.1507


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